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12-12-2008 09:59 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Swashmix

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Will be purchasing a new heli in the New Year in the 500 class and I am currently leaning towards the MSH protos. Also want to set the chopper up for AP. Just wondering if I should be considering another heli that may be more suited for AP? As this will be my first venture into this area, just like to get a little feedback from the experts.

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12-12-2008 10:15 PM  8 years agoPost 2
oakley

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I recently 'obtained' this 500 size for quick shooting.

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12-12-2008 11:38 PM  8 years agoPost 3
46Taylorcraft

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Oakley... I know that ship. I built it about 4 yrs ago. Appears to have a new head on it now.

Did you buy it from Bill Pineda? That's who I sold it to. or maybe you are Bill Pineda? He did have about a thousand aliases. Hard to tell anymore.

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12-13-2008 12:13 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Stet

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Here is mine, the CamEolo which has served me very well for a few years. But it is heavy and tricky to fly and in my opinion not robust enough. So I am now building a dedicated Trex 500 camera heli to carry my Canon G9, stay tuned for progress photos.

keepin' it real

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12-13-2008 12:23 AM  8 years agoPost 5
oakley

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I bought it on Ebay almost a year ago from someone in Tampa I think.

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12-13-2008 02:16 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Swashmix

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Stet:
What is the maximum weight your Trex 500 will lift loaded with the battery? Canon G9 is 320 g (11.3 oz) without the camera battery.

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12-13-2008 07:09 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Stet

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I'm not sure how much it will lift, but given my experience with the eolo running on 3S, I am sure it will lift the G9 with the 435 blades. The issue will be more about how big a lipo it can carry. I will be using 5S3300 to start. Working to keep my mount light. Once going I might go to the extreme of lightening things, shortening wires etc.

I suppose I might try some lifting tests and see how much I can strap to the skids of my sport Trex500 and still fly comfortably.

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12-14-2008 04:38 PM  8 years agoPost 8
oakley

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The LX-1 and lens that are on the 500 rig shown above is a little shy of 300 grams.Flys like a dream.

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